Sparton 558 'Sled' Blue Mirror Radio Walter Dorwin Teague Design - Deco
Sparton 558 Considered to be one of the Best Examples of Deco Streamline Style
Sparton 558-B radio in blue mirror designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Worthington Company from Jackson, Michigan in 1937. The radio, known as the 'sled' or '4-knob' is a considered to be one of the best examples of Deco Streamline style. The radio features etched blue mirrors on the front, top and left side, with crystalline finish ebony lacquer finish and 5 chrome fins or "speed lines". The asymmetric, geometric shapes and accent designs are distinctively art deco in appearance. The mirrors were etched in such a way as to give the illusion of having multiple layers of glass.
Radio is in great all-original condition and is free of chips, or cracks to the original cobaltt blue mirrors. The original mirrors have been expertly re-silvered + look beautiful and bright with only minor surface scratches and staining consistent with age + use. The wood 'sled' base has original ebony lacquer in nice original condition with the crystalline finish still visible.The four knobs are original to the radio. Chrome fins have been re-plated and look stunning.
This is a prime example of a highly sought after Art Deco radio that is matched by no other manufacturer in its flair and presence.
Radio measures approximately: 18" wide by 8.75" high by 8" deep. This set is sold "as-is + untested", the chassis seems complete, cord is cut. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.